Ministry of Defence Environmental Training Tender

To provide a comprehensive service to co-deliver and validate a CIEH accredited BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Health Studies.

United Kingdom-Lichfield: Education and training services

2020/S 053-127296

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Postal address: Coltman House, Ground Floor, Whittington Barracks
Town: Lichfield
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: WS14 9PY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mark.bartlett105@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067987866
Internet address(es):Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk/delta

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contracts.mod.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Environmental Health Training

Reference number: 700220317

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Defence Environmental and Occupational Health based at Defence Medical Services Whittington, Lichfield. The authority is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from an academic contractor. The Contractor must already be a provider of an existing Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) accredited BSc/MSc programme to provide a comprehensive service to co-deliver and validate a CIEH accredited BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Health Studies.

Military students accepted for the programme shall be registered as candidates for a qualification with the contractor and shall enrol with the authority.

Delivery of the educational elements of the BSc award is to be split into five blocks, which have been mapped over to the CIEH curriculum. There is potential for flexibility in the timing of the contractor’s delivered modules.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 381 400.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Defence Environmental and Occupational Health based at Defence Medical Services Whittington, Lichfield. The authority is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from an academic contractor. The contractor must already be a provider of an existing Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) accredited BSc/MSc programme to provide a comprehensive service to co-deliver and validate a CIEH accredited BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Health Studies.

Military students accepted for the programme shall be registered as candidates for a qualification with the contractor and shall enrol with the authority.

Delivery of the educational elements of the BSc award is to be split into five blocks, which have been mapped over to the CIEH curriculum. There is potential for flexibility in the timing of the contractor’s delivered modules.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 381 400.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/09/2020
End: 31/07/2026
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Two option years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Students must complete a 4-year course to qualify as an Environmental Health Practitioner (known as Class One status in the Army), which includes award of a BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health.There will be three cohorts of students each starting in September 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Terms and Conditions of the Enabling Contract must be valid for the duration of each course.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/04/2020
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 09/06/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/04/2020
Local time: 11:00
Place:

MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol, BS34 8JH.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Aug 2023.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Town: Lichfield
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mark.bartlett105@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067987866

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Town: Lichfield
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mark.bartlett105@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067987866
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Town: Lichfield
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: mark.bartlett105@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067987866

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/03/2020